Effectiveness of secondary school principals in the management of human resources: a case of Mathioya district, Murang'a county, Kenya
Ngaire, Jane Muthoni
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The purpose of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of secondary school principals in the management of human resources in Mathioya District, Murang'a County. The research is based on a literature review, which focuses on the various functions of human resource management. Some ofthese include the role ofthe principal in Recruitment, Selection, Induction, Development and Motivation of members of staff in the school. The objectives of the study will be to: determine the effectiveness of principals in recruitment, selection, induction, development and motivation of staff in public secondary schools as perceived by teachers and the principals; determine the challenges faced by principals in their role of managing human resources; propose some strategies that could be used by Secondary School Principals for them to be effective in their management of staff in schools. A descriptive survey research design will be used to carry out the study. The respondents will be selected through a purposive sampling. Overall, 15 schools will be selected from which 15 principals and 30 teachers will be involved in the research. Data will be collected using questionnaires. A pilot study will be carried out before the actual study to test the research instruments. Questionnaires will be issued to the respondents together with a document explaining the nature and purpose of the study. The researcher will analyze the data using qualitative and quantitative methods.